The goals of STEM instruction are to educate a populace that is scientifically and mathematically literate and who can solve real-world problems by applying science and mathematics. This exploratory project is designed to study the effectiveness of professional development focused on the integration of mathematics and science instruction, mediated by technology tools, to improve middle school teachers' ability to teach scientific inquiry and mathematical problem solving.
About Me (Bio)
Professor of Science Education and Biology. Coordinator of Secondary Biology Teacher Education Program.
Appalachian State University
Strengthening STEM Teaching in Native American Serving Schools through Long-Term, Culturally Responsive Professional Development
Northern Arizona University
This project will explore how a nationally implemented professional development model is applied in two distinct Indigenous communities, the impact the model has on teacher practice in Native-serving classrooms, and the model's capacity to promote the integration of culturally responsive approaches to STEM teaching.